A Person of CharacterPosted Thursday, June 4, 2009, at 7:20 AM
What is the character of our current President? I remember the biggest signs of his character in the year before the election. While Obama was running a campaign, he kept his Muslim roots tied up in a back closet for fear that it would lose him the election. The advisors felt that it was understandable (to compromise and deny his roots) considering the widespread emotions against Muslims since 911 and multiple terrorist attacks. We've all heard the angry words from Islam that basically say that Christians and Jews were so evil that it was the duty of the Muslim people to "wipe them from the face of the earth". Of course, that is not the true beliefs of Muslims but the hatred of extremist. Most people realize that there are really faithful and really evil in all religions. However, my education in the Bible tells me that it has been stated many times that people will be turning their backs on God and openly denying their faith. Obama did just that. He used God to keep his appearance, Christ-like.
He was portrayed as a committed Christian who went to church. He used that regular church-goer plan until his pastor was caught making anti-something or another-comments in his sermons. Then Obama distanced himself from his church as well. Instead, we heard comments like, "guilt by association" and "You can't hold him responsible for this" or "You can't hold Obama accountable." Well, he chose that church! He chose to sit in that pew Sunday after Sunday while the pastor screamed out inflammatory hatred against white-America. He gave $22,500 to a church that he was not a believer? He was an innocent by-stander? Who donates money and attends a church for 20 years and not believe in what the leader preaches?
His Muslim father and Muslim family connections were buried during the run for the White House. When the Boston Globe and Newsweek brought up his father's roots, Obama kept truth under wraps and had his people proclaim on his "Fight the Smears" website... "When people fabricate stories about someone's faith to denigrate them politically, that's an attack on people of all faiths." Matter-of-fact, showing his true integrity, he outright lied and denied about his Muslim roots.
Case in point: ABC News' Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller reported:
"The candidate's comment at a Boca Raton, Florida, town hall meeting on May 22, 2008, was typical: "My father was basically agnostic, as far as I can tell, and I didn't know him," he said.
In September 2008, candidate Obama told a Pennsylvania crowd, "I know that I'm not your typical presidential candidate and I just want to be honest with you. I know that the temptation is to say, 'You know what? The guy hasn't been there that long in Washington. You know, he's got a funny name. You know, we're not sure about him.' And that's what the Republicans when they say this isn't about issues, it's about personalities, what they're really saying is, 'We're going to try to scare people about Barack. So we're going to say that, you know, maybe he's got Muslim connections.'...Just making stuff up."
Making stuff up??? That is what he said! Yet, here we are reading about Obama's Muslim roots and how he has lived in many Muslim countries during his childhood so this gives him a unique ability to compromise with them.
Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough said in the White House during a conference call: "the President himself experienced Islam on three continents before he was able to -- or before he's been able to visit, really, the heart of the Islamic world -- you know, growing up in Indonesia, having a Muslim father -- obviously Muslim Americans (are) a key part of Illinois and Chicago."
And Obama's own words: "Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim majority country. I know, because I am one of them."
I will make a strong point right now in this blog. I am not anti-Muslim. I do not have anything against the true Muslim faith. That is not the purpose of my writing this. My point is to show another example of Obama's character. This man denied his own father's faith; accused others of "making stuff up" in connecting him with the Muslim faith; used Christianity to make himself seem righteous yet denied his own connection to that church and the pastor when things got tough. This committed Christian who attended Trinity United Church of Christ for 20 years, suddenly was not a follower of Rev Jeremiah Wright. Obama stated that the Rev Wright was like an old uncle that always makes silly comments. This pastor preached to our future president countless sermons filled with Anti-American comments. It is all public for anyone to listen to. An ABC News reporter reviewed dozens of Rev. Wright's sermons, offered for sale by the church, and found repeated denunciations of the U.S. Obama's own aides were quoted saying that Rev Wright's comments were ""inflammatory rhetoric" Yet, Obama and Michelle were married by this pastor. His daughters were baptized by this reverend as well. And even more interesting is that Obama credited his book, "The Audacity of Hope" to this "old Uncle". So exactly how do we respect a leader who turns his back on people the moment a connection to him turns wrong? How do we trust a man who denies his church? And now anyone can see that he denied truth and lied to cover the very Muslim faith that he is now embracing as the President. (Time 6:20am)
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I've lived in Mtn Home since 1989, so that's...hold on...I'm thinking...WOW! Exactly 25 years! Boy, I think I can almost declare myself an Idahoan. But my family is British and I grew up in Louisiana around lots of other Brits so I still think I'm a little bit of a mutt. Those of you who have been around awhile may remember when I used to blog all the time. My opinions weren't very accepted and there was always an issue because I work for the county. That really wasn't fair because I NEVER blog at work! And I am still entitled to my opinions and thoughts about city and county issues, right? However, it stirred a lot of pots and those pots certainly can make a lot of noise! Since I'm a writer, I took what I wrote in my blog seriously so I spent a lot of time researching things which got exhausting to do when you're not even get a paycheck for it. So I stopped. That was a blessing to many! However, to this day, I still have people stop me and ask me why I wasn't blogging and t! hey missed it. I've missed it. Mainly because there are so many issues that come up and I have no voice except around my friends and I'm sure they are tired of it.